What is the difference between options for resource checking intervals?


#1

Hi everyone,
As far as I can tell, there are two ways to set the resource checking interval in Concourse 4.2:

  1. via the --resource-checking-interval command line option to concourse web, and
  2. via the check_every resource attribute (https://concourse-ci.org/resources.html#resource-check-every)

What is the difference between these two? Is it true that the --resource-checking-interval option sets the global default value for resources in all pipelines, whereas check_every allows you to override this default in specific pipelines?

Thanks!
-kmd


#2

Yes, this is correct. You can see more documentation on the equivalent configuration option on the BOSH release.